Tag: aviation biofuels

The Greenest Skies You’ve Ever Seen are in Seattle: Sea-Tac Airport leads on financing strategy for sustainable aviation fuels

The Greenest Skies You’ve Ever Seen are in Seattle: Sea-Tac Airport leads on financing strategy for sustainable aviation fuels

July 19, 2017 |

In Washington state, Carbon War Room and SkyNRG have joined with the Port of Seattle to announce recommendations for long-term funding mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) with sustainable aviation biofuels. The report, titled Innovative Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel at U.S. Airports: Explored at Seattle-Tacoma International, reveals the financial […]

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Hawaiian Airlines shareholder slams CEO for antiquated view on aviation biofuels

Hawaiian Airlines shareholder slams CEO for antiquated view on aviation biofuels

July 6, 2017 |

In Hawaii, in an op-ed column in a local newspaper, a shareholder of Hawaiian Airlines has blasted the company’s CEO for his “behind the times” perspective on aviation biofuels and said the airline should follow the rest of the state’s move towards 100% renewable energy. The CEO said in a recent interview that safety concerns […]

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Penn State researchers looking to boost aviation biofuel efficiencies

Penn State researchers looking to boost aviation biofuel efficiencies

June 29, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate biofuels into the nation’s aviation fuel supply is nonetheless progressing, according to a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Researchers are examining fuel-production pathways, feedstock and infrastructure requirements, and commercial fuel demand to create […]

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Penn State research on aviation biofuels focuses on regional supply chains

Penn State research on aviation biofuels focuses on regional supply chains

June 27, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are evaluating regional supply chains that could be used for alternative jet fuel production, including feedstock production, transportation and fuel conversion. Researchers are examining fuel-production pathways, feedstock and infrastructure requirements, and commercial fuel demand to create scenarios for future production. “As oil prices plummet, it […]

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Welcome to Aviation Biofuels math class with Mr. Mercutio

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels math class with Mr. Mercutio

August 30, 2016 |

If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have seen the provocative headline: Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as ‘pipe dream’ Then would have looked in vain for the quoted reference to “pipe dream”…because there wasn’t one. Just the invention of a bored editor. If that gives […]

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White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

July 31, 2016 |

In Washington, a new White House report, titled “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy,” sets out prioritized federal research and development goals and objectives to address key scientific and technical challenges that inhibit the development, production, and use of economically viable alternative jet fuels at commercial scale. The Alternative Jet Fuel Interagency Working […]

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Renewable jet fuel, competitive cost, at scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

Renewable jet fuel, competitive cost, at scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

May 19, 2016 |

In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. It’s AltAir fuel — and United has agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount […]

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Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016

Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016

March 16, 2016 |

We reported this week that  Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia formed a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the market to explore the opportunity to procure locally produced aviation biofuel. A few years ago, that would have been the […]

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Sustainable aviation biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

Sustainable aviation biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

January 24, 2016 |

AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United, at LAX in 2016. AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural wastes, into low-carbon, renewable jet fuel. This biofuel is price-competitive with traditional, petroleum-based jet fuel, but achieves a 50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions […]

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The airlines: who’s doing what in aviation biofuels?

The airlines: who’s doing what in aviation biofuels?

October 19, 2015 |

Who’s a Major Player, who’s a Pioneer, who’s committed, who’s monitoring the space as a stakeholder? We look at 45 airlines and their efforts in bringing low-carbon fuels to the marketplace.   What are airlines and jet manufacturers doing to foster aviation biofuels? Quite a bit — in some cases,  just about all they can given the rough shape […]

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